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Free Metrolink travel for NHS and social care workers

Updated: Tuesday 2 June

End of free travel offer

NHS and social care staff will no longer be able to travel for free on Metrolink from Tuesday 2 June.

The free travel offer was introduced from Saturday 11 April for a set period up until Monday 1 June, in recognition that a large number of the trips being made by tram at that point were by key NHS and social care staff to enable them to continue to provide critical services.

The number of passengers on Metrolink is now increasing steadily, particularly during the morning and afternoon peak periods, as more people return to work.

Metrolink services are now running every 12 minutes during the week but, with social distancing guidelines in place, capacity on the network is far more restricted and the safety of passengers remains our priority.